Monday, April 21, 2008

Elam's Swim lesson

Today was Elam's first ISR lesson.
This is more about rescue, not recreation.
You can read more about it here.

This method teaches children as young as 6 months how to survive if they fall into water.

I found out about them through an email that showed a baby younger than Elam falling into a pool and floating and crying till he was rescued. (you can see the video on the web site)

Elam's Grani also saw this video.
So, when they were finally available here, we signed Elam up.

At this point, he was excited to be there, (and looking cute in his swim diaper.)

Not so much after this point.
His goal was to reach and grab a bar that was about 5 inches below the water.

At the end of the lesson (about 10 minutes) he was grabbing the bar and able to hold his breath under the water!
We go every weekday for the next 4-5 weeks.
I'll keep you updated.
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Dee'Anna Midgett said...

That is so good I need to do that with Key and Addie!!

Arkansas's Swiss Family Imholz said...

I would love for Elam to be in a swimming competition when he's older. His mother was. :-)